Saturday, July 23, 2016

Lots to Catch up On....First.....

It's been a wild week, so no posts since last Saturday. Seminar and guests last weekend, Monday - volunteer work; Tuesday - birthday stuff; Wednesday - appointments; Thursday - errands; Friday - housework....

So - let's catch up - first - the seminar - OH MAN! Was it FUN! In my previous post, I showed you the studio and dining room, all ready for the ladies. Dana was a fabulous teacher - full of talent, inspiration and fun.

I had made each of the ladies a box full of goodies (which I forgot to take pictures of) - each received a pair of sweet scissors and matching scissor fob, some hand lotion, a note pad for their purse, a 1:12 scale little 'something' and a tissue holder I made to carry their tissues in their purses. Dana also received a box of goodies with the same gifts.

I painted Dana a Limoges box in peacock blue:


Top of box - 18th Century Stylized Tulip with 24Kt gold etched border


 Front of box


 Back of box


 Inside of box

DH made Dana's logo, complete with scrolled stand:



I was so busy with everything, I didn't snap any pictures.....but here is the group, all happy with their creations:


We're hoping Dana will be able to come back for another seminar sometime. If anyone has the urge to learn to dress and wig a doll and you have the opportunity to take a class from Dana, I think I can easily speak for all who attended it would be the experience of a lifetime.  She'll leave you inspired and eager to create your next one.

I'll share my Big Birthday Day with you in a future post. Have a great rest of the weekend, my friends!

24 comments:

  1. What a beautiful box you painted! Your husband's did a fabulous job with the logo for Dana. It looked like everyone had a wonderful time. Enjoy your weekend, Kim!

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  2. What fun! You are a great hostess!

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  3. Wow, you made some lovely gifts for Dana! The box of gifts for the ladies sounds great, and the ladies certainly look like they had fun!
    Looking forward to seeing your birthday pics.
    I think you must need a rest now!
    Barbara xx

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  4. Happy (albeit now belated!) birth day wishes Kim! Hope there will be more pictures of the dolly creations that happened at the seminar - would love to see more details! Must be something in the air concerning doll making these days!

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  5. Sounds like everyone enjoyed themselves and the smiles show that.

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  6. You were a very generous hostess! The painted box is so beautiful and the carved logo is a great idea for a gift. Looks like you all had a lovely day together.

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  7. Love the box you painted. Clever hubby

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  8. Oh Kim! What gorgeous gifts made by you and your husband.

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  9. Avery very very happy birthday, Kim!! Big hugs to you :)
    And what a generous hostess you are! The carved logo is so very clever!

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  10. You are one busy lady! That box is so gorgeous! Any craft you haven't tried? You all look like you really enjoyed yourselves and I would have loved to see their faces when they opened the gifties!

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  11. Hi Kim ,wow what a wonderful class ,looks like lots of fun and gorgeous gifts,your painting is so beautiful,wish i lived closer,hope your day is a good one my friend xx

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  12. How fun! I hope you had an absolutely amazing birthday celebration on Tuesday, too! Your painted box is gorgeous and the logo your husband created is fabulous. Such treasures.

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  13. The Limoges box you made for Dana is beautiful, Kim.

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  14. Happy Birthday, Kim!! :) Glad to see your happy group and you have put together very beautiful gift packs for them. I know crafters are always delighted to see beautiful handmade gifts and they would definitely treasure the memory of such a creative and friendly seminar arranged by you:)
    I did not know about your Bday date earlier and I was thinking of asking from common blogger friends but last few weeks were not good for me and I got too busy and frustrated handling things at home. Looking forward to see your mega Bday celebrations:)

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  15. It all sounds rather wonderful. x

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  16. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to youuuu, happy birthday dear president (ops)happy birthday again Kim lol
    Congrats also to DH. He is really an artist working the Wood.
    Those boxes looks great :D
    Muxus

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  17. How fun to have a studio big enough to host a seminar!! It looks like everyone had a great time and I'm sure they enjoyed the gifts you made them too!

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  18. Looks like everyone had a fantastic day! The box is fabulous

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  19. Hope you had a wonderful day ,it looks like it.
    Another wonderful gift for Dana, big hugs to you .

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  20. I wasn't sure when your birthday was but now I know. happy Birthday albeit a few days late. I have to say you are one very busy productive lady. I tip my hat to you.

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  21. Wow! Your gifts for Dana look amazing, as always. Looks like you had lots of fun!

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  22. What a fabulous hostess you are! The gifts for Dana are beautiful and your guests must have been thrilled to receive goodies too.
    Sounds like a wonderful day.

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  23. Fantastic, looks like you all had a great time!

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